Upcoming Events

UGA Grad Tax Walkout – Save Grad Ed Rally

There will be a nationwide rally/walkout on Wednesday, Nov 29 at 1pm EST/ 10am PST to support higher education and show how vital graduate students are to society. Graduate students are the bedrock of innovation and research in this country. We are vital for the structure and function of higher education in the United States. Without us, universities wouldn’t have enough instructors for their college courses.

View More Event Info here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/grad-tax-walkout-save-grad-education-rally

Don’t forget to print and fill out your, “My tuition waiver lets me…”, signs. Bring them with you! Link here: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/a1c104_a15a834d73a14aef963cb27e6d551a2c.pdf

Or you can bring your, “Why I support Higher Education”, signs here:https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/a1c104_e81e8d6215a14d3492737b90f48bd766.pdf

Join the nation in protesting the grad student tax here in Athens!

  • Time: 1:00pm
  • Day: November 29, 2017
  • Location: North Campus Quad

General Interest Meeting and White Paper Competition

SPEAR Is having a meeting on Tuesday, October 24th at 5:30 pm in Biological Sciences Room 216. Undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines are encouraged to stop by and learn more about our organization AND our brand new white paper competition!!
Come participate in UGA SPEAR’s white paper competition! A white paper is a governmental document designed to inform its reader of an issue in order to help them form an opinion and eventually take action on said issue. It is widely used in policy-making to inform politicians of issues of importance in upcoming votes and highly coveted by the staff who brief the congressmen and women on current ongoings. Work alone or in a group of up to two people and submit white paper to us on a political issue that you care about and win a Beaker mug and Starbucks gift card! Submissions accepted until November 10th at 5pm!
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Day: October 24th, 2017
  • Location: UGA Biological Sciences Building Room 216

Come see S.P.E.A.R. at the Fall Involvement Fair!

  • Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Day: August 30, 2017
  • Location: Tate Plaza & Lawn

March for Science

S.P.E.A.R. is participating in the Athens March for Science; we hope to see you there!

  • Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Day: April 22, 2017
  • Location: Federal Court Building (115 E. Hancock Ave)

Walk and Talk with a Scientist

Join your fellow S.P.E.A.R. friends at an event organized by the Oconee Democrats to provide scientists a chance to talk with community members about their work. People who drop by will be paired with a scientist to walk around a short loop in the park and talk about their research.

  • Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Day: April 23, 2017
  • Location: Herman C. Michael Park

For more information, check out the event page.

General Interest Meeting

Come learn more about our new organization and the ideas we have planned for the fall. Students of all disciplines are welcome!

  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Day: April 25, 2017
  • Location: UGA Biological Sciences Building Room 216

Q&A with AAAS Science and Technology Fellowship Recipient Hosted by S.P.E.A.R

  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Day: August 2, 2017
  • Location: Hi-Lo Louge, 1354 Prince Ave

Interested in applying for the AAAS Science and Technology Fellowship?? 

S.P.E.A.R (Science Policy Education, Advocacy, and Research) is hosting a happy hour Q&A with a 2017-18 recipient of the AAAS Science and Technology Fellowship (STPF). Join us in hearing from Norbert Tavares, PhD about his tips for the application process! Dr. Tavares is a recent graduate from the UGA Microbiology Department. 

We will be meeting Wednesday August 2nd at 6:00 pm  at Hi-Lo Lounge (1354 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30606). 

The application deadline for the 2018-19 fellowships is November 1, 2017. To learn more about the AAAS STPF visit: https://www.aaas.org/program/science-technology-policy-fellowships